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Are you looking for easy Valentine’s Day gifts to give your kids? Look no further! Don’t miss these 5 super cute, cupid-loving gifts you can give your kids that are easy for you!
Finding just the right easy Valentine’s Day gifts to give your kids can be tricky, especially if you don’t want to waste a lot of time on them. I mean, I know you are busy! I am too, and who has time to spend hours searching Pinterest for cutesy ideas of unique gifts for your kids? Not me! I’m busy enough, the last thing I have time to do is try to find easy Valentine’s Day gifts to give my kids.
Why can’t someone just give me a list of ideas? That are easy, and cute, and fun, and don’t require a lot of work on my part? Well, lucky for you, that’s exactly what I’ve done! Hang with me for a minute and I’ll share 5 easy Valentine’s Day gifts to give your kids – promise!
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Free Valentine’s Day Game to Play
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If you are anything l like me, you are busy. Your mom to-do list is LONG! I feel you! I have three kids, and all three of them are into stuff.
My oldest loves robots and is involved with all sorts of robot clubs and organizations like FIRST, and it keeps him very busy. Because he is busy, I’m busy too. I feel like I’m constantly driving him from one robot event to another.
My two other kids both play competitive soccer. When we are in-season, we are so busy. When we are out-of-season, we are still busy doing tournaments, indoor soccer, and practices to keep them on top of their game. So, i completely understand the word “busy.” We are so busy.
My Kids Are Super Busy Too!
Then, my youngest son also is very involved at his school with student council, and something called Battle of the Books (BOB) – which is a reading competition. I relate it best to the Spelling Bee, but for books.
Believe it or not, BOB keeps us very busy too! There have been days lately where we have gone from school, to an indoor soccer game. Then have to raced home to eat dinner and turn around to go to a BOB battle at our library.
It’s a lot of fun, but wowzers! I’m a full-time taxi, which I’m positive you can relate to. But, despite being a taxi-driving-soccer-mom, I still love when a holiday rolls around – even a smaller holiday like Valentine’s Day, because it gives me a good excuse to celebrate.
I think I like to find any excuse to celebrate life because I grew up with a mom who tried to do the same thing. She loved to entertain, host parties and would make every holiday a reason to have a party. Even if it was just a family celebration at home.
Which leads me to the holiday coming up – Valentine’s Day! I realize it’s not a big-time holiday like Christmas, but it’s a great excuse to set aside time to enjoy your family, friends, neighbors or classmates.
I too, love to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my family, but I don’t always love the mom guilt I feel when I’m busy and don’t really have the time to scour Pinterest looking for cutesy cupid ideas.
The Perfect Valentine’s Day
In my perfect dream world, I would get up very early on Valentine’s Day, decorate my whole house with steamers, balloons, glitter and valentine decorations. Then I’d send my kids off to school after they had enjoyed a home-cooked breakfast of heart-shaped pancakes and fancy strawberries cut out like roses.
My kids would giggle and laugh and be so impressed that their mom just made them a fancy breakfast.
After school they’d arrive home from school to a plate full of heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies for a snack. Then we’d play afternoon Valentine games until their dad got home from work when we’d enjoy a homemade heart-shaped pizza, family games, and homemade gifts for each family member.
Everyone would get along, no one would be crabby, and my kids would eventually go off to bed thinking that I was the best mom in the entire world. Yep. That would be my dream.
Sound anything like yours?
The reality is that I want to celebrate and take some time out of our busy schedule to enjoy each other. This year, that means we will have to celebrate Valentine’s Day the day before because we have too much happening on the actual holiday.
While I want to do something special with my kids, I don’t always have the time to shop for cute gifts, or make decorations, or find cute Valentine games to play. Even though I want to do something fun with my family, I need it all to be faster and easier if it’s going to happen.
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Again, does that sound anything like you?
Easy Way To Celebrate Valentine’s Day
If it does, then let me help. I’ve got 5 Easy Valentine’s Day gifts to give your kids that I’m hoping you will love because they will make celebrating so much easier for you – maybe easy enough that you’ll actually set aside the time to celebrate – at least I’m hoping you do.
5 Easy Valentine’s Day Gifts To Give Your Kids
- Host a Party
- Bake & Decorate Cookies
- Family Games
Let’s dive in even more and look at each of the easy Valentine’s Day gifts to give your kids, and hopefully each of them will give you some dedicated time to hang out and enjoy your kids too!
1. Valentine Playdough
When is the last time you made homemade playdough? It’s easy, fun, cheap to make, and such a great Valentine gift idea you can give your kids!
There are lots of fun Playdough recipes on Pinterest you can find, but I also have my favorite – Koolaid Playdough Recipe – that you can modify to any flavor you can dream up. You can plan to make it with your kids, or you can make it ahead of time and give it to them as a gift.
If you want to make Valentine flavored playdough, I have three great recipes – Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla in my Ultimate Valentine Bundle that you might want to check out!
Plus, my bundle also includes a fun game you can play with playdough as well, called Sculpt’em. Check it out now!
Yes, you read that right – cereal is a fantastic and an easy Valentine’s Day gift to give your kids. I heard this idea from my friend, Marielle, at LovinLifeWithLittles and thought it was a wonderful idea!
Give your kids their own box of sugary cereal that they love as their gift – and it can be ONLY theirs! I would’ve loved this idea as a kid! Funny thing, we’ve actually sent my father-in-law cereal as a gift before, because he loves it!
3. Host A Valentine Party
How much would your kids love to have a Valentine’s Day party? What a great gift idea – give them the gift of a party! When I say party, I mean: Valentine’s Day themed games, decorations, heart candies, fun heart-shaped food, etc. The whole nine yards of cupid-loving fun!
But, I know what you are thinking – Katrina, that is so much work! Yes, it is. I know. It does take a lot of time to find the games, make the decorations, figure out your shopping list – I hear ya! You can spend your time trying to plan it all out, or simply snag my Ultimate Valentine Bundle – it has it all!
Games you can play both virtually with family and friends that you can’t be in the same room with. Or in-person with your family on Valentine’s Day or with classmates at a school party.
It also includes all the decorations you need too, like a banner, cupcake toppers, invitations, thank you cards, and goody bag tags. Basically, it’s an easy Valentine’s party in a box – all ready to go! Check it out now.
4. Bake & Decorate Valentine Cookies
I have a wonderful Best Rolled Sugar Cookie Recipe you can find here. Use this recipe to bake heart shaped cookies. If you want to bake the cookies with your kids, then let your kids use these adorable heart-shaped cookie cutters!
After the cookies cool, then spend the rest of the evening decorating them with frosting and sprinkles. Make sure to eat a few cookies too!
5. Family Games
Another great idea of easy Valentine’s Day gifts to give your kids is a new family game!
Here are all my favorite family games that we have loved to play and would wholeheartedly suggest you play with your family! We also love to play virtual and printable games.
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I think my favorite is Hues and Cues and Blank Slate.
Level Up Your Valentine’s Day Game
And there you have it! My 5 easy Valentine’s Day gifts to give your kids that won’t take you too long to get and give! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your family, friends, classmates or neighbors!
Remember, if you are exhausted and don’t have a lot of time, but still want to do something on Valentine’s Day with your family, if nothing else, don’t forget to first snag my free game – I Spy A Valentine.
Then, if you want to level up your Valentine’s Day game – and have games, decorations, all of it, ready to go immediately, then snag my Ultimate Valentine Bundle now! You won’t be sorry!
Marielle Melling says
Such fun ideas for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing Katrina!